Emergency doctor François Braun replaces Brigitte Bourguignon at the Ministry of Health

Emergency doctor François Braun replaces Brigitte Bourguignon at the Ministry of Health

Health emergency. The president of Samu-Urgences de France, François Braun, replaces Brigitte Bourguignon at the Ministry of Health and Prevention in the reshuffle scheduled for Monday, according to information from BFMTV.

His predecessor on Avenue Duquesne was announced as a starter since his defeat in the legislative elections in the 6th constituency of Pas-de-Calais, beaten by the candidate of the National Rally Christine Engrand by 56 votes.

“Given this result, I will leave the government and my functions as Minister of Health and Prevention”, she announced on June 20, saying she wanted to “thank all the people who (her) supported during this campaign.

More political role since Covid

The emergency physician François Braun, head of the center at the CHR in Metz-Thionville, is one of those doctors whom the Covid-19 epidemic and the health crisis have propelled to the fore.

From the beginning of 2019, he was among the first to warn about the dangers of this virus and the situation of the public hospital. Its expertise is regularly called upon during the health crisis.

Gradually, the doctor is taking on a more political role by making proposals to develop Emmanuel Macron’s 2022 campaign program in terms of health.

At the end of last May, it was he who launched the alert for 120 emergency services forced to limit their activity for lack of caregivers. He was then appointed by the Head of State himself to lead a flash mission on the subject, the latest measures of which were announced by Elisabeth Borne last Friday at the René-Dubos hospital center in Pontoise.

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